From extravagant gowns to floral lehengas, this bride’s wedding wardrobe struck a striking balance between traditional and contemporary styles.
A wedding is not just a celebration of love in India. For Indian brides, weddings are the perfect opportunity to indulge themselves by wearing magnificent gowns and elegant lehengas that they’ve always dreamed of. Ruchi Jain, a corporate professional did just that with stunning style choices that not only expressed her personality but also left everyone in awe with its sheer versatility. Captured by WeddingSutra Favorite – Movie’ing Moments, each shot expressed Ruchi’s style choices with absolute ease.
On the planning front, Ruchi left no stone unturned and spent a lot of time online, curating ideas for her nuptials. She shares, “The WeddingSutra app is quite useful and has tons of inspirational ideas related to decor and clothes that we constantly referred to. Additionally, my mom, mother-in-law, Mridul, and a few friends also helped me as we browsed Instagram and created several Pinterest boards for the big day.” Ensuring that the essence of her nuptials was captured in expressive and stunning shots, Movie’ing Moments displayed their superior skill behind the lens.
With the vision of having subtle and natural makeup looks, she roped in makeup artist Maitreyi and Jheel Mehta along with hairstylists Anisha Nagpal and Lata Mehta to work their magic on her.
The welcome party was a breezy beachside affair, held in Goa, where Ruchi chose to wear a pristine white full-sleeved gown as she frolicked in the golden sands with her to-be-husband. With her hair tousled in a half updo, and natural makeup on her radiant face, she glowed under a canopy of white lanterns.
Keeping it light and cheery for the mehndi, Ruchi opted for a white lehenga with colorful floral embroidery details on the skirt. Topping off this laid-back yet elegant look, was a statement maang tikka and heavy danglers with emerald drop earrings designed by her, and her father who is a jewelry designer.
Boosting the glamour quotient, the bride chose a bright red creation for the Sangeet that channeled her inner diva. With its extravagant train and ruffled sleeve, this gown made her stand out amongst the crowd as she grooved to her favorite tracks. Jewelry was kept to a minimum for this look with diamond-encrusted bangles adorning her wrists.
Keeping it classy yet comfy, Ruchi donned a simple mermaid cut round neck gown for her cocktail that she paired with a Sabyasachi belt which added a pop of gold. The jewelry was kept to a minimum with a layered and beaded gold necklace. A nude lip and dewy skin makeup tied her entire look together.
For her big day, Ruchi stayed true to tradition and flaunted her desi style with a glorious white Sabyasachi Mukherjee lehenga with floral motifs in pink and blue adding a pop of color to her look. Her jewelry, designed by her talented father, matched her attire perfectly with its green dropstones and intricate kundan design. Warm earth-toned lip color and heavily kohled eyes completed her bridal look.
Ending her nuptials on a high note, the bride went heavy with a magnificent gold lehenga which she paired with a sheer dupatta. Accentuating the dazzling lehenga were a gold and pearl statement necklace and earrings that added a dash of luxury. Ruchi also took a break from her natural makeup look and went slightly bold for the occasion with a bright pink lip paired with shimmery gold eyeshadow.
Advice for brides-to-be
Ruchi advises, “Stay calm and enjoy every moment to the fullest as these days go in the blink of an eye. Keep every look planned in advance to avoid any last-minute confusion. My hair and makeup artists were brilliant, and I would totally recommend them to any bride-to-be!”
The Wedding Makers
Venues: The LaLiT Golf & Spa Resort, Goa (Mehndi, Sangeet, Wedding); Sofitel Mumbai BKC (Pre-Wedding Mayra, Reception), Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai (Reception)
Wedding Planner: WAW Weddings
Décor: Evento Entertainment, Maison de Decor
Bride’s Outfits: Bindani by Jigar and Nikita (Pre-Wedding Reception), Chamee and Palak (Mehndi), Sulakshana Monga (Sangeet), Sabyasachi Mukherjee (Wedding)
Makeup: Maitreyi, BeautyByMehta (Pre-Wedding Mayra)
Hairstyling: Anisha Nagpal, Lata Mehta (Pre-Wedding Mayra)
Photography: Movie’ing Moments